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. >> both democrats and republicans don't like it. and in my opinion, if mitt romney were to win the popular vote and barack obama were to win the electoral college vote, i don't think the electoral college would be disbanded. it would blow up in a fiery ball because both parties would have been lost out with the electoral college in the course of 12 years. >> what will they do? >> well, there would have to be a constitutional amendment. there's a plan to do an end run around the constitution something called the national popular vote plan and i don't want to take too long to explain i want but it's a way for states, interstate compact and a bunch of states have agreed to it saying that they will cast their electoral votes for the winner of the national popular vote regardless of how their state votes if enough states agree to this to equal the number of 270. i know it's confusing. if you have a dvr rewind it. it makes sense. >> the bottom line is how can you win the popular vote and still not be president of the united states? >> we're the only democracy on earth that uses this system and d
between comforting and campaigning. on wednesday both president obama and governor mitt romney urged the country to try and come together. >> we're going to have a lot of work to do. i don't want anybody to feel that somehow this is all going to get cleaned up overnight. but what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit until this is done. >> we also have full hearts because we know our fellow americans in some parts of our country are struggling through tough times with the hurricane that hit the atlantic coast. when there are challenges we come together and help one another and that help is needed now. >> both men head back out on the campaign trail today. the campaign trail. a poll shows mr. obama leading. mr. obama leading romney among aceely voters. in september that poll found the and new je critics tied. new jersey's governor is facing christi criticism from other hepublicans. theydnesday we saw christie join the president on his helicopter. stor aboen to what he said about i
candidates think are important, both mitt romney and paul ryan going to pennsylvania. that state. does that mean you're in trouble there in pennsylvania? >> no. i think it means the romney/ryan campaign is desperate to try to figure out how to win this race outside of the states that they've been contesting for 15 months. i think that's all pennsylvania is for the romney/ryan campaign. john mccain spent the last weekend in 2008 in pennsylvania in a desperate attempt to do this as well. >> the president he is making three stops in wisconsin, though. that is a state, however, that in maps that the president's campaign manager has shown us months ago was in the safe category for the president. why does the president need to spend so much time in wisconsin in these final days? >> what the president wants to do in these last stops, as you heard him on the video there, is present the case one last time in front of people in wisconsin. we want to show people we're moving this country forward and moving this economy forward. >> that's a safe state, why is the president spending his vital time
to washington to monitor the response to the storm. >> mitt romney cancelled an event and romney is campaigning today in ohio, iowa and wisconsin. both campaigns have pointed to ohio as the state most likely to decide the election and there's growing concern that the vote count could be as complicated as the vote recount in florida in 2000. we have that story. >> reporter: good morning. well, while many pundits say ohio could be the key to this election the truth is that the results from this state may take a good long while to determine. as ohio voters line up to cast early ballots attention is focusing on election day itself and the concern that it may drag on. mike dewine is the ohio's attorney general. >> there were 200,000 provisional ballots cast and these ballots cannot be counted until ten days after the election is over with. if it's a close election we're waiting for a while. >> reporter: people get to vote provisionally here. they originally requested absentee ballots but never filled them out and chose instead to vote on election day itself. t
for the romney campaign told me just yesterday, he said look, it's the same storm in the same states for both candidate and so i think basically it's going to be a wash. i don't think it will change the vote in new york or change the southeast in new jersey. both of which are strongly democratic. and so far minimal impact on the east coast in those two battleground states. >> all right, bob schieffer >>> you know it takes a lot to dim the lights on broadway, but superstorm sandy did exactly that, closing every theater and shut down movie productions too. we'll look at the impact ahead on cbs "this morning." ♪ [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ yeah it's a... it's threemendous. [ male announcer ] say hello to mcdonald's new cbo. smooth che
, women -- why women like obama. is he a family man. he's been there with us. and mitt romney is never. >> when is this president going to take responsibility for the 47 months of his presidency? you can't have it both ways. you can't say, oh, i inherited a mess and, oh, i got osama bin laden but i didn't use the intel from the four years before that. >> yes, you can. >> you can't have it both ways. >> i'm not really sure that barack obama can turn it around in the next four years. and i don't think mitt romney can either. it's going to take time. >> frank luntz is with us now from cincinnati. good morning. if you look at these focus groups and what they said, is the cake baked in ohio for one of the two candidates? >> it's a challenge for president obama to win over the men, it's a challenge for mitt romney to win over the women. you heard it. it's like whiplash. gender has an impact, age has an impact, obviously ethnicity has an impact. ground zero. $30 million were spent in the last week. i'm told they're coming close to the $200 million mark in ohio for the campaign. that is uns pr
, i think, on the early voting in those states, but i'm told that both of those states, they'll have their polling places up and running on election day. i think, as rich beeson, who is the political director for the romney campaign, told me the other day -- or told me just yesterday -- he said, look, it's the same storm in the same states for both candidates. so, i think, basically, it's going to be a wash. i mean, i don't think it's going to change the vote in new york. i don't think it's going to change the vote in new jersey, both of which are strongly democratic. and so far, minimal impact on the east coast in those two battleground states. >> all right, bob schieffer, thanks.,,,, >>> you know, it takes a lot to dim the lights on broadway, but superstorm sandy did exactly that, closing every theater and shut down movie productions, too. we'll look at the impact ahead on "cbs this morning." ♪ [ male announcer ] it's time for medicare open enrollment. are you ready? time to compare plans and see what's new. you don't have to make changes, but it's good to look. maybe you can fin
this time? >> that's the balance they're trying to make right now. you heard governor romney say nobody wants to put the personal political above the american people, trying to make that bipartisan pitch. both of them are sensitive, don't want to look political at this moment. the campaigns have been kicking themselves under the table. you heard the fight in ohio over the car bailout. the campaigns are still going on. they just don't want to let it bubble up to the surface. i think basically by tomorrow morning, we'll be back into full swing here. this is a frantic time for both campaigns. so a pause is something they want to get over with fast. >> john, you have written that this storm touches on what this campaign from the beginning has been about. >> that's right. this is about the roll of government, what it's for. whether there's enough money to do the job that it's supposed to do. it is a serious question of what we ask the federal government to do. are either campaigns going to take that and try to make an argument about it on the stump? it doesn't seem like that
this time? >> well, that's right. that's the balance they are trying to make now. you heard governor romney nobody wants to put the personal political above the american people as he was trying to make that bipartisan pitch. well, both of them are very sensitive and don't want to look political at this moment. the campaigns have been kicking each oprah under the table ever since this thing started. there is a fight on the ads. you heard joe biden fight. there is a big -- fight in ohio over the car bailout. the campaigns are still going on. they just don't want to let it bubble up to the surface. basically by tomorrow morning, we will be back into pull swing here. this is a frantic time for both campaigns. a pause is something they want to get over with fast. >> you have written the storm touches on -- what this campaign from the beginning has been about. >> that's right. i mean this is about the role of government and what it is for, whether there is enough money to do the job it is supposed to do. it is -- serious question of what we asked the federal government to d
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